>> i'm truly sorry for what happened. i'm trying to answer my own questions. i don't know why. >> in a rambling, delusional statement, castro blamed an addiction to pornography for his actions. talked about being a happy, responsible person, called the situation in his home a, quote, normal family and insisted he's not a violent man. >> i am not a monster. i did not prey on these women. sexual addictions -- >> doors were locked, people were chained up, windows were covered. >> reporter: several times during the proceeding, castro interrupted the judge who then told castro, quote, you have extreme narcissism, before finally sentencing him to life plus 1,000 years in prison. jay gray, nbc news, cleveland. dozens of american embassies are being asked to shut down this coming sunday. tracie potts joins us from washington. good morning. what's driving this move?